Tagged: FDA

P.I.P. Implants: French Health Authorities aware in 1996.

According to French daily Libération, a report delivered this morning to the French Ministry of Labor and Health confirms that P.I.P. implants were tested by independent physicians in 1996 who reported that they found leakage issues. Moreover, the report cites 41 reported P.I.P. implant malfunctions that year (note that these were saline implants since silicone […]

US F.D.A. Approves Ivacaftor

Bravo to Vertex for bringing this to market. Molecules to address the genetic basis of a disease are incredibly expensive to develop and market. Even though this only addresses one of the mutated genes (G551D) that cause Cystic Fibrosis, it brings hope. Respiratory illnesses are horribly painful and I hope that the relief this provides […]